Wye Valley NHS Trust -v- Mr B (by his litigation friend, the Official Solicitor) [2015] EWHC 60 (COP) (28 September 2015)

Judgment considering whether it is lawful for the doctors treating a 73-year-old gentleman with a severely infected leg, to amputate his foot against his wishes in order to save his life.

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Q (A Child), Re [2015] EWCA Civ 991 (29 September 2015)

Appeal by father against order for assessment of child, in long-running contact dispute. Appeal dismissed.

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C (A Child), Re [2015] EWFC 79 (29 September 2015)

Application by expert for disclosure of documents from care proceedings. Application dismissed.

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ME, Re [2015] EWCOP 61 (28 September 2015)

Objection to an application for the appointment of a deputy for property and affairs.

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SA v BO [2015] EW Misc B36 (CC) (14 August 2015)

Application by father for child arrangements order, seeking order that 16 year old move to live with him. Application dismissed.

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London Borough of Haringey v AB [2015] EWFC B154 (26 June 2015)

Final hearing of application for care and placement orders in respect of five year old boy born as a result of a rape of his mother by his maternal grandfather.

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C (Children), Re [2015] EWFC B155 (03 September 2015)

Care proceedings. Fact-finding hearing concerning multiple fractures sustained by child.

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Nicole Appleton and Liam Gallagher -v- (1) News Group Newspapers Ltd, (2) the Press Association [2015] EWHC 2689 (FAM) (28 September 2015)

Judgment concerning continuation of reporting restriction order in financial remedy proceedings.

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Re NRA and Ors [2015] EWCOP 59 (25 September 2015)

Ten cases seeking welfare orders under s. 16(2)(a) MCA, to authorise deprivation of liberty created by the implementation of care package upon which the welfare orders are based.

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CD (A Child), Re (No 2) [2015] EWFC B153 (26 August 2015)

Conclusion of mother's application for permission to revoke a placement order.

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CD (A Child), Re [2015] EWFC B152 (6 July 2015)

Application by the mother for leave to apply for revocation of a placement order.

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WSCC v H & Ors (Children) (Care proceedings: Brain Injury) [2015] EWHC 2439 (Fam) (04 August 2015)

Care proceedings. Fact-finding judgment concerning head injury suffered by child.

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Kirklees Council v A & B & Ors (Care proceedings: Fact-finding) [2015] EWFC 68 (04 August 2015)

Care proceedings. Fact-finding hearing regarding historic allegations of abuse.

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T (A Child : Early Permanence Placement) [2015] EWCA Civ 983 (24 September 2015)

Appeal in care proceedings, in which local authority abandoned its plan for adoption in favour of a placement with the paternal grandparents under a special guardianship order.

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Somerset County Council v MK & Anor [2015] EWCOP B1 (30 January 2015)

Application for costs against local authority in Court of Protection proceedings.

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Pook (Declaration of Parentage), Re [2015] EWHC 2636 (Fam) (17 September 2015)

Application for a declaration of parentage in relation to child whose father died before the birth was registered.

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Dad, Re [2015] EWHC 2655 (Fam) (15 September 2015)

Application to commit father for breach of collection order.

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DGP Law v DGHP & Ors [2015] EWCOP 58 (21 September 2015)

Reconsideration of decision made on the papers dismissing the respondents' objections to the applicant's application to be appointed as her mother's deputy for property and affairs.

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C1 and C2 (Children) (s20 The Children Act 1989) [2015] EWFC B149 (18 September 2015)

Case management hearing in care proceedings concerning two boys aged five and three, including criticism of local authority re: protracted use of the accommodation of children under s20 CA.

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Seddon v Oldham MBC (Adoption : Human Rights) [2015] EWHC 2609 (Fam) (14 September 2015)

Proceedings concerning the rights of birth parents and children after adoption.

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Williams & Anor v London Borough of Hackney [2015] EWHC 2629 (QB) (17 September 2015)

Claim by parents for damages from local authority for keeping their children in care.

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H v A (No.2) [2015] EWHC 2630 (Fam) (17 September 2015)

Judgment considering publication and reporting restriction in private law children proceedings.

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MT v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and MB (Child support : variation/departure directions: other) [2015] UKUT 492 (AAC) (04 September 2015)

Appeal by NRP against variation based on dividend income. Decision of First-tier Tribunal set aside.

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B (A Child) [2015] EWCA Civ 974 (29 July 2015)

Appeal by father against interim order that child return to mother in child arrangement proceedings where there were concerns over the mother's care for the child. Appeal dismissed.

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L (A Child), Re [2015] EWFC B148 (21 July 2015)

Care proceedings following allegation by child that she was abused by the mother's partner.

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Welch v Welch [2015] EWHC 2622 (Fam) (31 July 2015)

Judgment in 'bitter and intense' financial remedies litigation, dealing with various applications by the parties following final hearing.

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DL v SL [2015] EWHC 2621 (Fam) (27 July 2015)

Judgment relating to, inter alia, reporting restriction order in financial remedy proceedings.

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Bohez v Wiertz (Case C-4/14) (9 September 2015)

Enforcement – Rights of access – Penalty payment payable if the mother refused to comply with the father’s access rights – Enforceability in another Member State under BIIR.

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Nasim v Nasim [2015] EWHC 2620 (Fam) (05 August 2015)

Application for permission to appeal from financial remedies order on the ground that a Barder event may subsequently have occurred when children moved from mother to father.

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Haddad v Haddad [2014] EWHC 4862 (Fam) (02 October 2014)

Application for permission to appeal from an order relating to the amendment and interpretation of a financial remedies order.

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Gloucestershire County Council v M & C [2015] EWFC B147 (14 September 2015)

Care proceedings in respect of a six year old boy.

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De Andrade v De Andrade [2015] EWFC 76 (11 June 2015)

Application by father for return of children to Portugal.

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C (A Child) [2015] EWFC B146 (14 September 2015)

Application for care and placement orders in respect of a 6 month old child.

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RBC v W & N [2015] EWFC B61 (29 May 2015)

Applications for care orders in respect of two children aged 9 and 2 years, and a placement order in respect of the younger child.

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L (permission to oppose adoption) [2015] EWFC B145 (22 July 2015)

Application by parents for permission to oppose the adoption order sought by the prospective adopter.

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K (Children) [2015] EWFC B143 (30 April 2015)

Application by father for child arrangements order and by paternal grandparents for contact.

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B & Ors (Children) [2015] EWFC B139 (26 February 2015)

Care and placement proceedings in respect of four children.

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G & Ors (Children) [2015] EWFC B144 (7 April 2015)

Care and placement proceedings in respect of five children.

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R (A Child) [2015] EWFC B140 (11 February 2015)

Application by father for contact with seven year old daughter, where father had been convicted of an offence against a 15-year-old girl.

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C (Children) [2015] EWFC B136 (17 February 2015)

Application for care and placement orders in respect of two children.

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G (A Child) [2015] EWFC B141 (22 January 2015)

Judgment in child arrangement proceedings concerning an eight year old child.

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A, Re [2015] EWFC B134 (10 April 2015)

Care and placement proceedings in respect of five children.

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C (Children) [2015] EWFC B137 (16 February 2015)

Care proceedings. Application by father for further assessment with the aim of resuming care of his two children.

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C (A Child) [2015] EWFC B133 (30 January 2015)

Care proceedings concerning a four month old child with a number of complex medical issues.

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K (Children) [2015] EWFC B142 (5 January 2015)

Care proceedings concerning two children aged 16 and 4, including issues of contact.

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M (A Child) [2015] EWFC B135 (16 April 2015)

Care proceedings. Fact-finding hearing concerning cause of injuries to child.

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R (A Child) [2015] EWFC B138 (14 July 2015)

Judgment in care proceedings concerning 11 month old child.

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S (A Child) [2014] EWFC B224 (10 June 2014)

Care proceedings. Judgment concerning expert evidence.

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A & Ors (Human Fertilisation And Embryology Act 2008) [2015] EWHC 2602 (Fam) (11 September 2015)

Judgment relating to 7 fertility treatment cases, each raising the question of whether there were valid consents as required by Part 2 of the 2008 Act. Declaration of parentage made in all cases.

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A (A Child), Re [2015] EWFC B131 (03 March 2015)

Judgment considering, inter alia, application by local authority for an Order giving them permission to refuse direct parental contact.

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AA (A Child), Re [2014] EWHC 4861 (Fam) (08 August 2014)

Application by NHS Trust for declaration that it is lawful for artificial hydration to be withdrawn from a 12 year old girl with hydrocephalus and severe epilepsy.

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F (A Child), Re [2015] EWFC B132 (10 September 2015)

Application for care and placement orders in respect of a 7 month old child.

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M and M v Croatia (Application No. 10161/13) ECHR (3 September 2015)

Public law children – Domestic violence – Child alleged physical and psychological abuse by father who had custody – Proceedings to reverse custody order ongoing for 4 years – Whether the State was in breach of Arts 3 and 8 of the European Convention.

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Capehorn v Harris and Another [2015] EWCA Civ 955 (8 July 2015)

Appeal against decision in property dispute between former cohabitees.

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C (Secure Accommodation Order) [2015] EWFC B129 (16 July 2015)

Applications for care and secure accommodation orders in respect of a 14 year old child.

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W v S (Committal) [2015] EWFC B130 (25 August 2015)

Application to commit respondent for breach of order to file Form E in Sch 1 CA proceedings.

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G (A Child : Injured) [2014] EWFC B223 (10 October 2014)

Care proceedings. Judgment determining the identity of the perpetrator of the injuries to the child.

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X (A Child : placement order) [2015] EWFC B128 (7 August 2015)

Application for care and placement orders in respect of a two year old child.

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Z (A Child : Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act : parental order), Re [2015] EWFC 73 (7 September 2015)

Surrogacy. Application by father for parental order. Held that the court cannot make an order on the application of a single parent.

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B, (A Child : care order) [2015] EWFC B127 (05 June 2015)

Mother's application for, inter alia, discharge of care order.

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HB (A Child) (care proceedings) [2015] EWFC 74 (05 March 2015)

Care proceedings in which the parents lost their first baby in circumstances which, in the local authority's submission, gave rise for concern.

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TP (A Child), Re [2015] EWHC 2551 (Fam) (21 April 2015)

Application by mother for summary return of child to France. Application refused.

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PAW, Re (appointment of a deputy) [2015] EWCOP 57 (2 September 2015)

Contested application for the appointment of a deputy for property and affairs.

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